I noun accedence, acceptance, accession, accordance, acknowledgment, adsensus, agreement, allowance, assent, compliance, concession, concordance, concurrence, consent, grant, implied consent, nonresistance, observance, passive agreement, passive consent, permission, permittance, resignedness, sanction, subjection, submission, submissiveness, submittal, sufferance, tacit assent, willingness associated concepts: acquiescence in judgment, acquiescence to a breach of contract, acquiescence to a breach of covenant, acquiescence to boundaries, acquiescence to the terms of a contract, ratification by acquiescence foreign phrases:
- Agentes et consentientes pari poena plectuntur. — Acting and consenting parties are liable to the same punishment
- Longa patientia trahitur ad consensum. — Long sufferance is interpreted as consent
II index acceptance, acknowledgment (acceptance), affirmance (judicial sanction), affirmation, amenability, approval, assent, capitulation, charter (sanction), compliance, concession (compromise), confession, confirmation, conformity (agreement), consent, deference, discipline (obedience), dispensation (exception), indorsement, indulgence, leave (permission), permission, resignation (passive acceptance), sanction (permission)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

the tacit approval of conduct that might otherwise have provided grounds for an action but which cannot be objected to if undertaken with the consent of the party affected. Consent may be express or implied, and one circumstance where consent may be implied is where the party affected, in full knowledge of his rights, takes no action.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

n. Tacit or passive conduct that implies agreement or consent. For example, if one makes a statement and another is silent when an objection should be forthcoming, the second person's acquiescence to the statement may be inferred.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

Conduct recognizing the existence of a transaction and intended to permit the transaction to be carried into effect; a tacit agreement; consent inferred from silence.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

Conduct recognizing the existence of a transaction and intended to permit the transaction to be carried into effect; a tacit agreement; consent inferred from silence.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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